Tag: Office of Legal Counsel

US President Donald Trump is seen during an event honoring the NCAA national championship teams on November 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Agency Head Sues Trump to Retain Control over Powerful Agency

WASHINGTON, DC – Obama holdover Leandra English is claiming to be the acting head of the powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and, on Sunday, filed a lawsuit against the president of the United States, seeking an emergency court order declaring her the lawful director and requiring everyone to treat her as such.

President-elect Donald Trump  with son-in-law Jared Kushner (R) during an election night party at a hotel in New York on November 9, 2016

DOJ Dumped Anti-Nepotism Memos, Allowing Jared into White House

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) largely disregarded its older memos on anti-nepotism laws when it issued a new opinion signing off on presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner’s hiring in January. Politico obtained in a FOIA request for copies